Machinists Fight for Working Families on Capitol Hill

IAM members from across the country gathered in Washington, DC this week to meet legislators and advocate for working people. “Members of Congress know the Machinists have a reputation in Washington, DC,” IAM International President Bob Martinez said to open the 2017 Legislative Conference. “Our members vote, our members are engaged, and our members talk … Read more Machinists Fight for Working Families on Capitol Hill

IAM Retiree Assistance Program Tackles Senior-life Issues

More than 30 IAM retirees and spouses took part in the Retiree Assistance Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. More than 30 IAM retirees recently took part in the IAM Retirees Assistance Program (RAP) at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. With the … Read more IAM Retiree Assistance Program Tackles Senior-life Issues

Indiana Members Prepare for New Contract

The Peru, IN, Local 2069 Negotiating Committee for Schneider Electric completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, in Hollywood, Md. Front row from left: Christopher Holland, Vice President/Committee Chairman; Eli Ireland, Steward/Committee Member; Tony Wickersham, District 90 Directing Business Representative. Back row from left: Brock … Read more Indiana Members Prepare for New Contract

IAM Donations Help Wisconsin Local 1771 Member Who Lost Everything in House Fire

Fire experts say the 1820 degree Fahrenheit heat index fire, which swept through IAM Local 1771 member Lisa Jensen’s Wisconsin home, left nothing salvageable. Disaster can strike at a time when we least expect it.  It did for IAM Local 1771 member Lisa Jensen.  On February 2nd, 2017, Lisa was at her regular job at … Read more IAM Donations Help Wisconsin Local 1771 Member Who Lost Everything in House Fire

Community Learning Center Job Skills Training

The Community Learning Center in Fort Worth, TX prepares today’s workforce to meet tomorrow’s industry needs, by training the unemployed, underemployed and veterans. CLC provides training in high-skill trades like machining, welding, logistics, manufacturing and aerospace assembly. The center was founded by retired Machinist & Directing Business Representative Pat Lane, who is giving back to … Read more Community Learning Center Job Skills Training

IAM Intl. President Martinez Pushes for Pension Protection Law

IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. was joined by powerful politicians, hundreds of Machinists Union members, news media and labor allies to promote the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, or KOPPA. The congressional legislation would restore the long-standing rule prohibiting multi-employer pension plans from cutting benefits to current retirees.   The post IAM Intl. President … Read more IAM Intl. President Martinez Pushes for Pension Protection Law

Senator Franken Pushes for Pension Protection Law

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) was joined by other powerful politicians, hundreds of Machinists Union members, news media and labor allies to promote the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, or KOPPA. The congressional legislation would restore the long-standing rule prohibiting multi-employer pension plans from cutting benefits to current retirees.   The post Senator Franken Pushes … Read more Senator Franken Pushes for Pension Protection Law

Senator Baldwin Pushes for Pension Protection Law

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was joined by other powerful politicians, hundreds of Machinists Union members, news media and labor allies to promote the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, or KOPPA. The congressional legislation would restore the long-standing rule prohibiting multi-employer pension plans from cutting benefits to current retirees.   The post Senator Baldwin Pushes … Read more Senator Baldwin Pushes for Pension Protection Law